08 – Carbon – Friend or Foe
Plant Growth and Carbon Dioxide for Maximum Yield
Plant growth and Carbon Dioxide are directly related. Plant growth requires a tremendous amount of Carbon Dioxide (also known as CO2 which animals and people exhale). Yes. we need each other. At the centre of every plant cell is an atom of Carbon, which the plant has absorbed from the surrounding air. When all other growing conditions are kept ideal, Carbon Dioxide (or insufficient amounts of it) becomes the growth limiting factor. This means, as you increase the CO2 in your garden area, you will also increase the plant growth rates….and your yields.